Environment, Development, Rights & the Law

MCI has undertaken and supported a number of environmental studies, both in Kisumu, Kenya (see An Overview of the Main Environmental Issues Affecting Kisumu and Lake Victoria’s Winam Gulf) and in Accra, Ghana (see for example our “Korle Gonno Community Upgrading Profile.”)  

Toward this end, MCI worked with the newly constituted Climate Adaptation Task Force, a special project of the New York City Bar Association; the new Sustainable Development Solutions Network, of the United Nations; and Ghanaian community groups, youth and women’s groups and non-profit organizations, to help strengthen local voices in advocating their solutions to local challenges; and with city and national authorities, to ensure that these local voices were heard and that urban development, environmental sustainability and guaranteed human rights protections could flourish hand-in-hand.